Anderson Hardwood Floors has earned the Gifford Pinchot Award for contributing significant corporate achievements to promoting sustainable forestry. The award, given by the Hardwood Forestry Fund, was presented yesterday at the Carpet One/Flooring America Summer Convention held in Houston.

“Anderson is honored to receive the prestigious Gifford Pichot Award for our education, leadership and commitment to sustainable forestry,” said Anderson CEO and President Don Finkell. “Anderson is committed to not only the quality of the products we offer, but to the preservation of where they come from. This award is testament to our commitment.”

Finkell also leads industry education on the Lacey Act and sustainable forestry. Additionally, Anderson's products meet the Greenguard Environmental Institute’s stringent air quality standards. The hardwood floors have also received Cradle to Cradle Silver Certification from McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC).

The Gifford Pinchot Award honors a forest products company that has demonstrated commitment to the environment and sustainable forestry through tree planting, sustainable forest conservation and environmental education. Nominees for the award have to demonstrate leadership in addressing management issues, such as climate change and water. The nominees also have to demonstrate how new technologies, partnerships and creativity can be used to provide memorable visitor experiences and learning opportunities.

The award is named after Gifford Pinchot, who was selected by Theodore Roosevelt to establish the U. S. Forest Service, and hired by landscape architect Fredrick Laws Olmstead to restore the forests on the Biltmore Estate. It not an annual award.

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